Democratic change requires more than an election or single event to become sustainable. Alter Modus International’s Democracy & Governance work helps strengthen institutions that hold governments accountable to their people, address political grievances, advance economic opportunity, and counter extremism. These services allow U.S. Government clients to capitalize on critical windows of opportunity to help build public institutions, effective civil society, rule of law, and a professional news media. For U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State, Alter Modus International is building the capabilities of civil society in Central America, providing insights into social challenges in West Africa, and improving U.S. public diplomacy efforts globally.